HD Upgrade + Lifetime transfer!!!!

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  1. Nov 6, 2007 #141 of 150
    CharlesH

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    Yes. The TiVoHD has composite and S-Video outputs. Hooking it up to an SD-TV is a fully supported configuration.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2007 #142 of 150
    BurnBaby

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    I was told by several Tivo reps that this is only true if you buy the unit directly from Tivo. Otherwise you have to purchase and do the transfer before Nov. 8th. So perhaps it's worth a double-check call to Tivo?


    I also bought mine on Amazon and had no problem doing the transfer. In fact b/c I was having problems purchasing the Tivo thru the Tivo site, all the Tivo CSRs I spoke with said I'd have to buy it elsewhere to get in on this deal. So if they do give you a problem, just say that you were having trouble purchasing it on the Tivo site. :)
     
  3. Nov 6, 2007 #143 of 150
    JayBird

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    I purchased mine through the TiVo site today w/o any problems. Yes, I paid a little more than the deal at Amazon, but I didn't want to risk that they might change their minds about giving me the transfer deal if I didn't buy it from them.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2007 #144 of 150
    mattack

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    Absolutely true, though to add extra info to clear up some possible confusion for those who haven't been following the issue, you cannot(*) use the normal Tivo recording functions (e.g. Season Passes) on *cable-based* digital channels without cablecards. In other words, there will be no guide data for the channels, and you can only record manual recordings on them, without cablecards.

    (*) Except in some apparently VERY limited circumstances. There is *one* person who has posted on Tivocommunity that was able to use his digital channels without cablecards, but a plethora of us who haven't. This situation *could* theoretically be fixed in the future with a software update.. and monkeys could fly.. err..

    Also, remember that this does NOT refer to recording over the air broadcasts. Obviously those do NOT need cablecards.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2007 #145 of 150
    jkalnin

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    HEADS UP FOLKS: The deal ends today!
     
  6. Nov 8, 2007 #146 of 150
    Doh

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    The math on this just keeps confusing me. I don't have HD now, but expect to upgrade to it in the next 1-2 years. I currently have 2 lifetime S2s, and don't expect to need more than 2 tivos.

    So, if I upgrade today, I would pay $299 for a tivo, plus $199 for lifetime transfer. On the other hand, if I wait a year or two, then it seems there's a good chance that tivo will either come out with a new product, or reduce prices, so figure that's probably worth at least $100. But, with the increase in MSD and the new price for temporary lifetime, I'm wondering whether it makes sense to go lifetime on at least one tivo HD, even if I'm not planning to get a HDtv for a year or two. Any thoughts?

    argh. I wish lifetime was a stable option so people could make reasonable judgments.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2007 #147 of 150
    windracer

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  8. Nov 8, 2007 #148 of 150
    Leon WIlkinson

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    I purchased a a TiVoHD for the lifetime transfer option, Now I might just buy the new Holiday Lifetime offer for $399

    I figure with the ability to fix most TiVo problems yourself, It would be a good deal.

    If they offer a lifetime transfer in 4 years and beyond, I would have 2 lifetimes I could transfer.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2007 #149 of 150
    jkalnin

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    Lifetime at $399 doesn't sound like such a great deal - especially since mine cost about $150 only five or so years ago.

    I am so torn on whether to get the amazon $250 deal and risk not being able to transfer the lifetime service, or just spend the extra $50 and get it off of Tivo's website to be safe.

    Decisions decisions...
     
  10. Nov 8, 2007 #150 of 150
    Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    Lifetime was $199 then went to $249.

    $399 is a deal to me, cause I can sell it for the remainder of the lifetime cost, when compared to the best plan offered... other than the Lifetime. ;)
     

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